Sustainable Agriculture

Nestled in some of the richest farm land in the country, Berea is home to many unique agricultural attractions. From educational gardens that teach people how to grow food to rural centers dedicated to preserving the history of heirloom seeds, Berea has something to interest any agriculture enthusiast. Check out our listings below to see places you can visit on your next trip to Berea!

www.heirlooms.org

Founded by renowned farmer and author Bill Best, the Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center aims to demonstrate to the people of the region that farmers do have viable economic opportunities when they diversify and utilize the whole farm, including woodlots. Products this region can produce can compete with large-scale farms on the basis of quality. The heirloom market is a flower in the bud stage, just waiting to blossom. The center uses skills and information base (developed

bereaurbanfarm.org​ | sustainableberea.org

The Berea Urban Farm is a 1.4-acre site in the heart of Berea, Kentucky. The farm is an educational market garden that works to grow quality food, teach urban agriculture, restore the land, and empower the community.

The site of the Berea Urban Farm was assembled from three separate land purchases throughout the summer and early Fall of 2013. The majority

bereafarmersmarket.org

The Berea Farmers’ Market is a year-round market that provides seasonal, fresh and local fruits, veggies, plants, honey, eggs, poultry, meat and more! They are a “growers only” market, which means if a farmer sells it, he or she raised it! Also available are prepared foods like bread, canned vegetables and jams. Local artisans make the market complete and sell only unique, hand crafted artwork. Come and check out what the Berea Farmers’

www.berea.edu/anr/berea-college-farm

Listed as one of the nation’s best college farms in a variety of college ranking websites, the Berea College farm is one of the oldest, continuously operating, and most highly diversified student educational farms in the United States. The farm consists of over 450 acres and has multiple enterprises including livestock, field crops, horticultural crops, and more. It is staffed largely by Berea College students, and serves as the main learning